With good-not-great feet, Halbgewachs does not have the high-end speedy, shifty skills you ideally want to see in a 5-foot-8 forward. But the skills with the puck have to be respected along with nearly exponentially improving offensive numbers. Plus, skating can be improved and he’s starting with a good base.
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May 2022 – Halbgewachs will be an unrestricted free agent if not signed before the July 13 deadline — he earned a lone assist in three NHL games, and totaled 41 points in 59 AHL matches with the Barracuda. San Jose has a gaggle of mid-twenties, low ceiling prospects ready to make the permanent jump to the NHL ranks so Halbgewachs is in tough to break through. His 5’8 stature will always give teams pause on the lower lines and I’m not sure he has the raw skill to play a scoring role. Donesh Mazloum
Oct 2019 – Halbgewachs netted three points (1G, 2A) in two games last week, earning himself the Sharks prospect of the week award. The pint-sized forward is listed at 5’9” and will need to continue to battle to find space on the ice and prove his offensive talent is enough to earn him a shot with the big club. His skill is undeniable and earned him an arm-full of accolades in the WHL. Now, th